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  • While the wire-thin Granderson's physique is in stark contrast to the bulked-up physiques of Bonds and McGwire, making him a walking advertisement for the post-steroid era, few even take notice of big home run totals these days, even if they're at or near the pace of what was once a legendary number.

    A Pair of Yankees Conjure Up 1961

  • The fragrance counter woman is tall, with sleek brown hair and wire-thin lips.

    Smile for the Camera

  • All black pupil, his eyes, with only a wire-thin band of silver around the left one.

    Silver Zombie

  • Still, Elias kept one hand on the wire-thin rail and avoided looking down.

    Angel Stations (excerpt)

  • The second set, composed of eight 16th-century paintings, exudes different moods, from a serene horizontal composition to a windswept landscape with strong diagonals in which the artist's brushstrokes range from ax-hard to wire-thin.

    When Korean Culture Flourished

  • The second set, composed of eight 16th-century paintings, exudes different moods, from a serene horizontal composition to a windswept landscape with strong diagonals in which the artist's brushstrokes careen from axe-hard to wire-thin.

    Korean Art, Reborn

  • The cab driver, a wire-thin guy from Guyana, wasn't too excited about letting filthy creatures like us get into his cab, but he couldn't turn down people as pitiful as we were.

    All Together Dead

  • When a wire-thin sketch of moon was part of the fresco, I would train my telescope on it and imagine I was walking its deeply shadowed craters and mountains.

    Riding Rockets

  • Frowning, she pushed the wire-thin microphone up to her mouth.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Pasgen shuddered gently as he thought of the big-eyed, childlike girl constructs with their wire-thin fingers that could be gentle as a butterfly or cut right through flesh and bone.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

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